GlassWire Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to GlassWire for Windows if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Windows alternative is simplewall, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 48 alternatives to GlassWire and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to GlassWire are BiniSoft Windows Firewall Control (Free), TinyWall (Free), BitMeter OS (Free, Open Source) and NetSpeedMonitor (Free).

Visualize network activity in detail, get notified when new apps access the network, look out for malware, and block badly behaving apps. If you're looking for more info about GlassWire like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 5/31/2020 6:02:00 AM

Alternatives to GlassWire for Windows with any license

  • simplewall

    Simple tool to configure Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) which can configure network activity on your computer. The lightweight application is less than a megabyte, and it is compatible with Windows Vista and higher operating systems. You can download either the installer or portable version. For correct working, need administrator rights. Features: - Simple interface without annoying pop ups. - Rules editor (create your own rules).

    • I may not be exactly, or as good as GlassWire, but as a lightweight, free and open-source alternative it definitely provides a very decent and totally unbiased firewall, giving maximum protection to the end-user over which apps and services have access to the open internet. DeiveduxApr 2020 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's free, doesn't nag you, and gives you a similar level of control. Guest • Aug 2018 • 7 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • BiniSoft Windows Firewall Control

    Windows Firewall Control is a powerful tool that extends the functionality of the Windows Firewall and provides new extra features that make Windows Firewall better. It runs in the system tray and allows the user to control the native firewall easily without having to waste time navigating to specific parts of the firewall. Windows Firewall Control offers four filtering modes that can be readily activated: - High Filtering - All outbound and inbound connections are blocked.

    Free Windows

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  • TinyWall

    TinyWall is a free software to harden and control the advanced firewall built into Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

    • - doesn't slow down my pc, and does what it's supposed to do, not more, not less. - allow me to block all programs and then whitelist by picking a window and a .exe file. - I want want it to have the ability to prompt me for the first time a program is connecting to the Internet, so that I don't have to whilelist manually. - And it's free! (actually I'm willing to pay if it's not). edwinyzhJun 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • It's simply not a user friendly alternative to Glasswire. It might technically have some of the same features but it's a different kind of user experience altogether Guest • Feb 2018 • 6 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Windows

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  • BitMeter OS

    BitMeter OS keeps track of how much you use your internet/network connection, and allows you to view this information in a variety of ways. Once BitMeter OS is installed on your computer you can monitor your connection usage either via a web browser, or by using the command line tools. The Web Interface displays various graphs and charts that show how your internet/network connection has been used over time:

    • This program just monitors my computers network usage. It was perfect for me since I don't need all the features in Glasswire Guest • Apr 2020 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • NetSpeedMonitor

    NetSpeedMonitor is a lightweight Network Monitoring Toolbar for your Windows Taskbar designed to be used on computers that run Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista or Windows 7. With NetSpeedMonitor you can monitor the current speed (up- and downstream) of your Network Interfaces and the amount of data transferred.

    • Discontinued
      The program is no longer available on the official website. Last version,, released in April 2010, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.
    • Glasswire is a firewall and logging tool, Netspeedmonitor only monitors current connection speed Guest • Feb 2020 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Windows

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  • NetWorx

    NetWorx is a simple, yet versatile and powerful tool that helps you objectively evaluate your bandwidth consumption situation. You can use it to collect bandwidth usage data and measure the speed of your Internet or any other network connections. NetWorx can help you identify possible sources of network problems, ensure that you do not exceed the bandwidth limits specified by your ISP, or track down suspicious network activity characteristic of Trojan horses and hacker attacks.

    • Glasswire can block connections - Networx only reports on them Guest • Aug 2015 • 37 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows

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  • Privatefirewall

    This personal firewall and intrusion detection application provides comprehensive online security. It constantly monitors your PC for intrusion and reports any findings, so you can take the appropriate action. Advanced users can easily adjust default settings to create custom configurations. Internet traffic filtering, port scanning, IP tracking and secure POP e-mail protection functions are all included.

    • Discontinued
      The product is no longer offered on the company website. Last version,, released in December 2013, can be still downloaded from MajorGeeks

    Free Windows

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  • Windows Firewall Notifier

    Windows Firewall Notifier (WFN) extends the default Windows embedded firewall behavior, allowing to visualize and handle incoming or outgoing connections. Features: - Connections listing. - Real time connections mapping with routes. - Bandwidth monitoring. - Adapters informations. - Windows Firewall status management. - Notification popup for unknown outgoing connections (optional).

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Free Firewall

    Free Firewall is a full-featured professional firewall that protects against the threats of the Internet. Control every program on your computer by permit or deny access to the Internet. Free firewall notifies you when applications want to access the Internet in the background without your knowledge. In monitoring mode, no software can access the Internet or network without your prior authorization. You have full control over the flow of data out of your system and into.

    Free Windows

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